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The Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge Hotel

Kebele 15, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 85%

Location 100%

Safety 95%

Staff 90%

Value 85%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 56.51USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • No Curfew

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Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 85%

Location 100%

Safety 95%

Staff 90%

Value 85%

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66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The lodge is located excellent, so beautiful! The view on the lake is magical. The lodges and outside sitting areas are wonderfully decorated, and the turtles and rabbit are great, too! Staff, although not speaking English that well, were superhelpful.

Disliked: Although the place is fantastic for relaxing, we have found it very disturbing that the owner's wife kept on screaming about every little thing. To us, other guests, her daughter and to the staff. Not something that suits the "relaxing" mode you seek while being in a resort like this. Most disturbing was her not being able to manage anything (although screaming she would manage it) - we had to (unsuccessfully) fix her wifi-connection, and she even tried to doubt our downpayment we made via hostelbookers, in order to get more money from us. At our request, she called the owner (who was absent during our stay) who thankfully fixed the misunderstanding.Also, the food was not food. It was half-cooked, and we'd understand if Italians would get furious seeing the "pizza's" which were served. In addition, their driver who took us to the airport for 800birr (a lot of money, and a price we had agreed on in advance), told us 10 minutes before we arrived that he wanted more money. We refused, of course, after which he became very rude at us, even screaming "fuck you" at us a couple of times while dropping us off. That is NOT OK.To us, flexible and experienced travelers with much patience, our stay there has not been relaxing, and a waste of money.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, cool rooms with lake view, beauitful grounds with flowers, birds and tortoises, excellent home-cooked food and reasonably priced.

Disliked: Nothing, it was great all around!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Liked: It is hard to describe just how wonderful this place is with it's traditional styling and beautiful settings it really is a taste of Africa from a bygone era whilst being 100% safe and secure. The staff are so very friendly and helpful and are ready to accomodate every request even the owner Jan was good enough to drop us at the bus station for our onward journey and give us an insight into his extensive knowledge of Ethiopia! I only wish there was an excellebnt catagory in the ratings above!

Customer would recommend this property

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